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France, Bourges, ca. 1480
MS M.330 fol. 8r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, on Patmos -- Evangelist John, nimbed, raising quill in right hand, holding with left hand, scroll on left knee is seated on spit of land surrounded by water. He looks up toward half-figure of God, rays as cross nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding globe in left hand. Evangelist symbol (eagle) stands at left. Scene in landscape with hills in distance across water. Text below miniature begins the Gospel Sequence of John (John 1:1

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